Being known on the internet can be tough — you slip and fall on the ice, and suddenly you're the star of a Fail video. You swing a pole around like a lightsaber and then Arrested Development is making fun of you. Your old school picture surfaces, and the next thing you know, you're the poster child for bad luck (sorry Brian).
The point is, internet memes usually turn out... not so great for their subjects. And what do you expect? The internet is a mean place! When someone becomes a symbol for something online, nine times out of ten it's because they screwed up and the rest of the internet is making fun of them for it.
But these memes we've got collected right here? These memes look mean, but then they take a turn. These memes are, in fact, wholesome as all get-out. Turns out, the internet can be nice sometimes after all!
"Get in here you big galoot!"
via: RedditLook at this! With one simple gesture, the War on Christmas has reached an armistice.
Not gonna lie, they had me there in the first half.
via: RedditEven when I know I'm on a subreddit for memes that appear offensive but turn out to be wholesome, this one still made my chest tighten up at first. But I'm glad that, at the end of the day, it's so nice.
What up Venture Bros. fans.
via: RedditAnyone who's watched Adult Swim's Venture Bros. knows that this character, Doctor Girlfriend, has an unusually deep voice. It's pretty cool how quickly the show got past that plot point and just made here a regular character.
Happiness is key.
via: RedditThe Area 51 raid turned out to be a bunch of silly internet kids running around like Naruto, so all's well that ends well.
via: RedditNothing; they are reading about the paintings in the room on the museum app, for greater context on the art they're viewing. I'm tired of people vilifying smart phones; they contain the collected knowledge of all human beings. They're the library of Alexandria. - @heathercampbell
See, Drake gets it.
via: RedditGet the hell outta here, gender binaries.
See, most boomers would've furrowed their brows and disconnected.
via: RedditSure, the generational gap is real. But you know what's also real? Love.
Sweet shirt dude.
via: RedditIn the '90s, it would've been easy to imagine this guy going "ugh it's Pink Floyd. 'The Wall,' ever heard of it?" I'm glad we're in a better place now.
via: RedditI love this sentiment a lot, obviously, but I also wonder if this family was just looking for a way to use all the extra doors they had lying around.
Some strong gate-keeping here.
via: RedditAw, screw it. Hamsters are welcome too.
I'm not crying you're crying.
via: RedditHonest to god, what did human beings ever do to deserve dogs? Was it cure Polio? Remember, we did cure Polio.
Look at this whiny little bra-- oh wait.
via: RedditMaybe what crying kids really need... is some understanding (or they need a Nintendo Switch, that might solve the problem too).
via: RedditDoctors aren't defined by their genders any more than cosmically evil super villains are defined by their genders.
She is braver than I.
via: RedditMy god, look at this daring girl letting a creepy crawly spider get on her chest. And even scarier, someone might have judged her for it!
Now this is the kind of south I can get behind.
via: RedditIn the same way we can be binary brainwashed about "male" and "female," we can be binary brainwashed about "north" and "south." There are good people everywhere.
Got a good leg on him.
via: RedditHopefully seeing the US women's soccer team crush all of its competition will put to rest this silly idea that it's bad to "kick like a girl."
Speak how you want to speak.
via: RedditWe express ourselves with our words, through language. The "speak English if yer in America" rhetoric is so harmful because absolutely no one gets to decide how we express ourselves, and therefore who we are, besides ourselves.
Climb aboard the Queen fan express!
via: RedditI will never understand the people who have a positive experience with something and then get mad when it becomes more popular and other people have that same experience.
The last panel saves it.
via: RedditThe twist: the support was coming... from inside the man.
"Neat" is a great way to describe Thor.
via: RedditAnd you know how I'd describe Captain America? "Nice." Iron Man? "Prickly, but nice." Hulk? "A little much."
Just be what you're feeling right now.
via: RedditThis is a shout-out to all my sensitive boys who be having feelin's all day e'ry day! *airhorn does that BRAH BRAH BRAH BRAHHHHHHH thing*
We're pulling for you!
via: RedditSeriously, the type of people who hate themselves so much that they'd actually judge someone for trying to get in shape don't think they deserve to look good and therefore don't stay at the gym very long. Seriously, come January 20th, everyone in there is rooting for each other.
Everyone's got different skills.
via: RedditIt's not like Growing a Beard 101 and Changing a Tire 101 were the same class or anything (especially since neither of them are real classes).
There's only one person you're allowed to judge...
via: Instagram... and that's yourself (but don't be too harsh!).
via: RedditIt's so upsetting when science isn't considered "girly." Girls can do whatever the heck they want.
All you need to know about fandom:
via: RedditIf you're guarding the gate to a fandom, you're doing that thing you're a fan of a great disservice.
Best buds for life!
via: RedditTurns out, forming a club is a lot easier than we think.
The Jedi... the Sith... it doesn't matter. They are both... supportive.
via: RedditA surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one. - friendlycordyceps13
Blessings Fox is my favorite fox.
via: RedditHow often have you seen your aunt post Facebook memes that are like "send this to 10 people or you'll be cursed forever" or "let's see who cares about me by sharing this post"? Blessings Fox knows that that's unnecessary emotional labor, and isn't asking for any of it.
Where. Is. The. Lie?!
via: RedditThe canonical snack — the Oatmeal Creampie — has so many wrinkles! That's important to remember if you ever stress out about your age.